Thank you to everyone who donated, attended and contributed to our fifth annual art exhibition, the Roger FitzGerald Art Exhibition. We had a record 70 entries kindly donated by our talented staff across our eight studios. We hosted an exhibition in Birmingham alongside an online art auction and were able to raise over £2000 for Marudyan UK and Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Now in its fifth year, we renamed the auction to the Roger FitzGerald Art Exhibition as a tribute to our former chair Roger, who sadly passed away from his battle with cancer earlier this year. Roger was a key figure at ADP for 38 years, championing high-quality sustainable design, before retiring from his role as Chair in 2021. In 2018 he launched the first annual art challenge as an opportunity for ADP employees to express their creative flair while also raising money for charity through an online auction.
Each year has a specific theme, and the brief this time was “to explore what belonging means to you as a human being through a creative medium”. In addition to raising money, the art challenge is a competition with a first-place prize of £500. The judging panel consisted of our creative director Joe Morgan, Roger’s wife Lynne FitzGerald, Munroe K owner David Aspin, local artist Marc Turley and designer Matt Chinn.
1st place was awarded to architect Kristian Abrahamsen, for his incredible drawing of Manchester’s Tib Street. In 2nd place was Edinburgh Part II assistant Amy Schofield’s vivid collage of windows made from the offices within ADP. And in 3rd place, Edinburgh architect Tristan Rabaeijs with his remarkable series of abstract illustrations evoking the idea of atoms linked or grouped together. Oxford associate director Ben Wallis received the photography prize for his stunning photograph of St Catherine’s College at Oxford University.
The judges also commended two further submissions – Manchester architect Alex Macbeth’s impressive concrete sculpture and interior design director Jo Love for her beautiful oil painting of Cornwall.
Thank you to everyone involved, it was a fantastic evening and we look forward to next year!
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